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Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center

Hello, all you good looking people.  I am sure you would all like to hear about the people of our home: Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center.  Tom Hawkins, our resident minister, is still not feeling very well, but he is up and about leading Bible Study each week and bringing a message on Saturday morning.

Six ladies met with us and Carol Carson for Bible Study last Tuesday at 9:00 a.m. just following Connie’s morning exercise class, they had been exercising to the old country tunes.  We sang some songs together because Carol plays piano.  It made all of us feel better to sing.

The more moderate weather has been a blessing to those who must venture outside.  Near zero is just too cold for humanity.

The therapy gym is being improved, but right now it is being demolished in the south room.  Rocco is banging around and tearing out.  The improvement will begin soon and we will have a new therapy department.  The treadmill was moved in a room we can use, to be availablee and we are thankful for that.  We have many on the therapy list right now.

We have several working in therapy really hard because they are wanting to go home.  Some people don’t like to work at therapy, but it’s because they don’t know the good it is doing and sometimes it is painful just at first–there is a saying in therapy  “no pain-no gain.” We have to stress our muscles to get going again.

Mr. Murdy, our chaplin, has not been available lately because his wife is in the hospital very sick and he is at her side.  Let us all be in prayer for Mrs. Diane and her husband and family.

Sunday was a good afternoon with the First Southern Baptist Church with us in song and message and visiting.  My friend Joyce Baxter was here with her husband and brought me the Missions Mosaic Magazines.  I like to keep up with the missions work of Southern Baptist as I was Women’s Missionary leader in our assocation and in our church.

Several residents and I were overjoyed when my niece and her husband, Irene and Roger Swearengen, came to the home with several residents,  Angie Adams, Betsy Conrad and several other residents.

It has been very cold during the night these days, but now we are looking forward to Spring.

Our prayers and sympathy go out to the family of Robert Hundley.

Congratulations to Zola Davidson and Lillian Currant on getting to go home last week.

We would like to welcome new residents to our home, they are Janet Nute and  Bobby Ward.

Our monthly birthday party for February is February 10th, with the Ava Assembly of God providing the birthday cakes.   Churches that will be providing Sunday afternoon services are Feb. 2nd   Ava United Methodist, Feb. 9th  Mound Church, Feb. 16th Ava General Baptist and Feb. 23rd Goodhope Nazarene.

God Bless You from  Heart of the Ozarks Healthcare Center in Ava, MO.

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